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ERIC Number: EJ1115654
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1557-5284
Virtual Steel Connection Sculpture--Student Learning Assessment
Chou, Karen C.; Moaveni, Saeed; Drane, Denise
Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, v17 n3 p5-13 Jul-Sep 2016
A Virtual Steel Connection Sculpture was developed through a grant from the National Science Foundation. The Virtual Sculpture is an interactive tool that shows students and anyone interested in connections how steel members are connected. This tool is created to complement students' steel design courses. The features of this educational tool, which shows how steel members are connected to build a structure such as a building or a bridge, are discussed in detail in three other papers. Learning assessment was a crucial component during the development process, as it was important to measure the effectiveness of this tool in enhancing student's understanding of steel connection types. The focus of this paper is on the student learning assessment of this 3-D interactive educational tool.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
Grant or Contract Numbers: DUE1140468; DUE1252371